Had my cousins over for dinner tonight and I made a delicious homemade spaghetti sauce (served with spaghetti of course)…was in need for a side dish, had some rapini but not enough to feed 2 families with! Needed to ‘bulk’ it up a bit! Since I was craving potato salad today, and was planning on making rapini…I came up with this delicious salad! I get this pesto sauce from an Italian delicatessen, its called ‘Berni’ Pesto al Basilico made in Italy and it tastes so good! Of course nothing beats homemade pesto, but I like to keep a jar of this stuff for an easy dinner or side dish starter!
Tomato and cucumber salad is one of my favourite salads! Its easy to make, and is good for you! My kids love this with fresh bread just like I did when I was a kid…dipping the bread in the juices is the best part! I like to add feta cheese to it as well sometimes. It makes for a great side dish or on its own for lunch.
Playing with my food again….I have been wanting to try the Rubik’s cube salad for a while now but I was intimidated as I am not good with chopping and cutting! I tried my best to make the cubes the same size and put it all together, I think I did ok for the first time. It is no where close to the perfect ones I have seen on the net…but for me its good!
Who doesn’t like a crunchy dill pickle? I love them! Problem is some jar labels can be deceiving! I hate when that happens…you open a jar of pickles and they turn out soggy and flimsy! Crispy and crunchy is what I want…so you know the saying when you want something done do it yourself! I took those words and ran with it to the kitchen and made my own pickles!
One of my favourite treats when I was a kid was my Aunt Angela’s marshmallow or ambrosia salad! I just loved it, still do till today! I came across a similar salad ambrosia-or-five-cup-salad by deelicioussweets which I tried out today as well and loved it!
Can’t decide which I like better, one has a nostalgic taste to it and the other a new fresh twist! After comparing the two I combined them in one big bowl! Ya I am one happy girl;)
My son’s favourite food is salad! He could live off of it, I could too…if I had some bread with it! Salad is a easy and tasty way to get your serving of veggies in your diet! My son doesn’t like tomatoes in salad, so sometimes I add it and sometimes I don’t.
Pancar salatasi means beet salad or dip in Turkish, it’s like tzatziki made with beets instead of cucumbers! I found these lovely candy & golden beets at the grocery store, so I made 3 different dips! They’re all naturally gorgeous in colour! You can make it with different colour beets for a pretty presentation or just make it with one, all are perfectly wonderful!
My son loves salad and bulgur, so when I have extra bulgur left I like to add it to the salad! It makes for a great lunch or snack food!
I bought this mix of quinoa with bulgar and tried it with it, it was great! First time trying quinoa and it won’t be my last!
Fruit salad is a favourite in our house! If I have the time I like to make it special, by making the watermelon into a basket! You can make it simple or fancy! Its a nice gift as well if your invited over for a summer dinner with friends or if your having guests over, what a way to impress them! Its actually easy to make and doesn’t take much time either. Make sure to have a small sharp knife to be able to cut through the watermelon.